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by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: Can bloodshed achieve peace? (Pinchas) NUM 25 10 to 29 40
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Can bloodshed achieve peace? (Pinchas) NUM 25 10 to 29 40

PARASHA: “Pinchas” NUMBERS 25:10-29:40…………I KINGS 18:46-19:21………… LUKE 23:1-24:53 Question. Can bloodshed achieve peace? This is a question that can be answered by looking back in time. There have been wars, always. In the USA, The Revolutionary War, the Civil War, then the world wars. WW1, WW2, th...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: Bilam, a very ¨Unprophetable¨ prophet NUM 22 2 To 25 9
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Bilam, a very ¨Unprophetable¨ prophet NUM 22 2 To 25 9

PARASHAH: “Balak” NUMBERS 22:2-25:9………………. MICAH 5:6-6:8………………. LUKE 22:1-71 This is the famous story of Bilam, who was asked to “curse” Israel, and instead, “Blessed” Israel, yet before this, his donkey spoke to him. The name “Bilam” or Balaam” might be a shorter version of the name “Baal-haAm” (l...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: Spiritual Rebellion and consequences NUM 16 1 through 18 32
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Spiritual Rebellion and consequences NUM 16 1 through 18 32

PARASHA: “Korach” (Korah) NUMBERS 16:1-18:32………….1 SAM 11:14-12:22……………LUKE 19:1-20:47 This study is about a Levite named “Korach” and a few of his friends; Dathan and Abiram, and they got together with 250 other guys and they “Rose up in the face of Moshe”. Now, this for sure is NOT a friendly gath...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: On Rejecting God´s Blessings, Not wise! NUM 13:1 to 15:41
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On Rejecting God´s Blessings, Not wise! NUM 13:1 to 15:41

PARASHAH: “Shelach’l’ha” (send for yourself) NUMBERS 13:1-15:41……… YEHOSHUA 2:1-24………………LUKE 17:1-18:43 Most of us know the story of the 12 spies that were sent to spy out the land of Canaan, sent by Moshe by the word of YHVH. But let’s look at the story carefully and see what we can dig out of the ...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: A MIDRASH ON FATHER´S DAY, honoring dad
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A MIDRASH ON FATHER´S DAY, honoring dad

A MIDRASH ON FATHER´S DAY This is the 17th day of June, it is officially ¨ Father´s Day in Central America, and here in El Salvador, all offices are closed, it is a day off for everyone, so as to celebrate this day with dad. Everyone storms the supermarket, which is the only place in this small cit...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: What is Shavuot or Pentecost all about?
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What is Shavuot or Pentecost all about?

SHAVUOT/PENTECOST What’s it all about? This is the time of year when this “Moed” (appointed time) is celebrated. There are three times when all Israelites were commanded to go up to Yerushalayim to celebrate God’s appointed times, Passover, The Feast of Tabernacles, and the Feast of Weeks, known as ...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Open Forum - General Writing Discussion
Topic: GOD TALES, AN ANTHOLOGY just released
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GOD TALES, AN ANTHOLOGY just released

I would like to announce the release of my eBook; "God Tales, an Anthology" which is a continuation of the first eBook; "God Tales". I took that one off the market and replaced it with the "Anthology" because the "Anthology" has the first 4 short stories as the first one, plus 12 more. Then there is...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Fri May 31, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: We are ALL NUMBERED in God's Ministry; Numbers 1:1-4:20
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We are ALL NUMBERED in God's Ministry; Numbers 1:1-4:20

PARASHA: “B’Midbar” (in the wilderness) NUMBERS 1:1-4:20………HOSEAS 2:1-22……. LUKE 11:1-12:59 We start the new Torah Sefer called “Numbers” in English because it talks about “numbering” the tribes of Israel. We wonder why the reason of “numbering the people?” for this reason, we need to go back to th...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sat May 25, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: Blessings and curses, Always conditional! LEV 26:3-27:34
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Blessings and curses, Always conditional! LEV 26:3-27:34

B’CHUKOTAI (in my statutes) LEVITICUS 26:3-27:34 JER 16: 19-17:14; LUKE 9:10:41 This double Parashah week brings the book of Leviticus to an end. When we read these final chapters, what YHVH is saying is; IF…you follow my torat (teachings, laws) and faithfully observe my mitzvoth (commandments) I WI...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sun May 19, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: We rest, the land should rest too! LEV 25:1-26:2
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We rest, the land should rest too! LEV 25:1-26:2

PARASHAH: “B’Har” (on the Mountain) LEVITICUS 25:1-26:2…… JEREMIAH 32:6-27………LUKE 7:1-8:56 “Give it a rest! Will ya?” I am sure you have heard that expression before, or “Give it a rest already!” People tend to say that when one continues in some theme or argues over a point which is not really wor...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sat May 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: The High Standards of the Priesthood, our standards as well; LEV 21:1-24:23
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The High Standards of the Priesthood, our standards as well; LEV 21:1-24:23

PARASHAH: “Emor” (say.) LEVITICUS 21:1-24:23……… EZEKIEL 44:15-31…… LUKE 5:1-6:49 In this parashah study, we see more details on the sanctity, Holiness, and comportment of priests. When we read in chapter 21, we read that YHVH is very particular and pays much attention to the physical. We might thin...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Fri May 03, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: "Be Ye Holy, for I AM Holy" (Lev 19:2)
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"Be Ye Holy, for I AM Holy" (Lev 19:2)

PARASHAH: “Achrei Mot” (after the death) and “Kedoshim” (holy ones) LEV 16:1-20:27 ; Amos 9:7-15; Luke 2:1-52 This Parashah speaks of the solemn Moed (appointed day) of Yom Kippur. The “Day of Redemption” also known as the “day of Coverings” (Yom HaKipurim). It was the only day of the year when the ...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: Goodbye to Pharaoh...and "Salvation" (Yeshuah) for Israel
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Goodbye to Pharaoh...and "Salvation" (Yeshuah) for Israel

]PARASHAH: “B'shalach” (when he let go) “For the end of the Season of Passover” This Parasha is being read because of the ending of the season of Passover. The week of unleavened bread is finalized. It is day 7 of the counting of the Omer. One may ask why do we read this Torah portion on the last da...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: MESSIAH YESHUA in the PASSOVER (EXODUS 12)
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MESSIAH YESHUA in the PASSOVER (EXODUS 12)

MESSIAH YESHUA IN THE PASSOVER, From Exodus 12:1-13 Vs 2; “THIS MONTH SHALL BE THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS, IT SHALL BE THE FIRST MONTH OF THE YEAR TO YOU” So where does January 1st fit in? It doesn’t! This was an invention of man, to change the calendar that God had already given us. God operates on a ...
by Jacob Ben Avraham
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Theology Discussion and Chat
Topic: A look at the 13 Articles of Faith (from Rambam)
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A look at the 13 Articles of Faith (from Rambam)

Since we went through both “Tazriah” and “Metsorah” parashot last week, I want to look at the “13 Principles of the Faith” this week. But first, I wanted to comment on one more aspect of the Parasha “Tazriah” There is another aspect of the Torah portion “Tazriah” that might be considered a bit abstr...

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